Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Tom Saviello Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan
AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Tom Saviello (R-Franklin) has announced local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2017, 2018 and 2019. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than $2.3 billion and encompasses 2,411 projects across the state.
The Work Plan includes everything from capital projects and programs to maintenance, operations projects and other activities.
The projects and activities listed for Calendar Year 2017 are more firmly funded and have definite schedules, while listings for 2018 and 2019 are more subject to change based on funding and prices, permitting variables and seasonal weather conditions. There are more than 1,200 projects scheduled for 2017.
Among the projects scheduled in Senate District 17 include runway improvements at Sugarloaf Regional Airport, bridge maintenance in Carthage and Eustis, a bike and pedestrian trail in Phillips, construction at the Steven A. Bean Municipal Airport in Rangeley, bridge improvements in Farmington and maintenance on the West Side Road in Weld.
“It’s important to look at the entirety of our transportation infrastructure, and I believe that’s what this plan does,” Senator Saviello said. “Rural Maine needs to have reliable roads, bridges and airports to stay connected, and these projects will help achieve that. It is vital to not only our safety, but our economic success.”
The full work plan, including an interactive plan that is searchable by municipality, can be accessed on the Maine Department of Transportation’s website at: http://www.maine.gov/mdot.